I had the pleasure of visiting the River Course in the early fall as the leaves started to change, for my cousin's wedding. As a New Orleans resident, this was a welcome sigh of relief from the humidity and heat. On top of it all, this course was an absolute pleasure to play on. Playing next to the river gives a player the calm serenity he needs to really appreciate being out on the course; the purpose behind it all. When things get frustrating, a quick glimpse of the surrounding foliage and water brings it all back home.
The staff were equally welcoming. When I got there I was immediately greeted by a guy who knew more about golf, and was more passionate about the game than anyone I had met. Additionally, because I had to travel without my clubs, he was kind enough to let me borrow his forged Mizunos, and a putter that played like it was forged on Mount Olympus. The reason he didn't mind was because he would rather play with traditional wooden clubs, more representative of how the game was originally played. Hearing this, in combination with the calm I felt playing alongside an autumn induced riverside made it one of the most unforgettable and peaceful rounds of gold I'd ever played. I would recommend this course to anyone, for more reasons than most other courses could ever offer.
Oh and the pulled pork quesadillas are nothing less than orgasmic.
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